Dundrum Coastal Rowing Icebreaker Regatta 23rd January 2016

Created on: Monday, 25 January 2016. Posted in: News | Press Releases | Projects News | Skiffie Worlds 2016

Dundrum Coastal Rowing Icebreaker Regatta 23rd January 2016 Dundrum Coastal Rowing Icebreaker Regatta 23rd January 2016 Dundrum Coastal Rowing Icebreaker Regatta 23rd January 2016 Dundrum Coastal Rowing Icebreaker Regatta 23rd January 2016

Dundrum Coastal Rowing Club hosted its "Icebreaker Challenge" rowing regatta on the 23rd January, the first coastal rowing regatta of 2016. The hand built St Ayles Skiffs took part from the villages of Donaghadee, Dundrum, Killyleagh, Portaferry and Strangford; unfortunately 2 boats were undergoing repairs and couldn’t make it. Special thanks have to go to "The Dundrum Development Association Ltd" for sponsoring the event, the time keepers and our rescue boat team.

The "Frozen Rollocks Trophy" for best club on the day went to Dundrum

Results:                      First - second - third

Junior Race;                Strangford A- Portaferry-Strangford B

Challenge 3km;            Dundrum A-Strangford-Dundrum B

Over 200 Ladies 1km;    Dundrum B- Strangford-Dundrum A

Over 200 Mens 1km;   Dundrum B-Dundrum A-Portaferry 

Open Ladies 1km;        Strangford-Dundrum A-Dundrum B

Open Men 1km;           Dundrum B-Dundrum A-Strangford 

Young film maker Eoin Flynn made a short film on the day click here.

The regatta was the first of many that will be held in the area this year ahead of Skiffie Worlds in July 2016 an event that is being hosted by Strangford Lough & Lecale Partnership (SLLP) working closely with Scottish coastal Rowing Association (SCRA) and with the support of the local councils, and communities along the County Down Coast who will be involved with the arrangements.

Skiffie Worlds will be a colourful and friendly celebration of coastal rowing; the St Ayles Skiff class has grown rapidly across the globe, and is growing all the time.  It is expected that crews from as far afield as Tasmania and Canada will compete at the event.  The Skiffie Worlds will be held off the shore at Delamont Country Park between 25th & 30th of July 2016 with a spectacular row in company to round off the week with many boats taking part.  For more information please call 028 4272 8886 / 9006 gillian.armstrong@strangfordlough.org

For more information on SkiffieWorlds please click here.

Thanks to Anne Miskelly & Jeremy Bryce for taking the photos and Eoin Flynn for the film.

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